Posted on 01 May 2011
HTC and Verizon have finally gone public with the HTC Droid Incredible 2, which has been known about for some time. It’s available now from Verizon for $299 on-contract.
While I’d love to tell you that the Droid Incredible 2 is going to be the best thing since sliced bread, it actually doesn’t have many distinguishing features, even when compared to the original Droid Incredible. While you may not see many new features, it looks like there may be a good performance bump in the graphics department (see below for more detail). Have a look at a comparison table that I whipped up:
While most of the changes are relatively minor, internationally traveled types will enjoy the fact that the Droid Incredible 2 will play nicely when travelling abroad.
The jump from the Adreno 200 to the 205 doesn’t appear significant at first glance, but according to Qualcomm, it’ll provide over 4 times the graphics performance of the Adreno 200 in the original Droid Incredible. Along with the additional 256MB of RAM, it looks like the Droid Incredible 2 will bring the popular phone up to spec for current generation phones.
I’m sure many folks will be disappointed to find that the sequel to their favorite phone doesn’t feature 4G. I’d definitely recommend that anyone looking into buying a Droid Incredible 2 wait for one of Verizon’s several upcoming 4G phones, or go with the Thunderbolt [product page] which is already available.
Posted on 01 May 2010
The HTC Incredible (sometimes called the Droid Incredible) was just officially released yesterday and can be picked up by a Verizon customer for $199 (with a new 2-year contract). Many people are calling the Incredible the most powerful smartphone currently on the market.
Thanks to tnkgrl Mobile, you can glimpse some great photos of the device being unboxed.
After checking out the pretty pictures, you might be hungry for a full review. Amy Zunk has a handful of them rounded up for you over at GottaBeMobile.com.
Posted on 08 February 2010
Pocketnow.com has gotten its hands on some images and a video of the HTC Incredible, and upcoming phone which looks quite a bit like the HTC HD2 and appears to be on its way to Verizon (the boot sequence shows a Verizon animation in the video.) Despite aesthetic similarities between the HD2, the Incredible comes with Android 2.1, which I’ve been wishing was available on the HD2 the HD2 (it uses Windows Mobile instead). The phone is equipped with HTC’s ‘sense’ UI which is a custom interface on top of Android. The Incredible has a Snapdragon chipset, presumably at 1GHz; 256MB of RAM, 800×480 3.5-3.7 inch screen which the Pocketnow tipster thinks may be AMOLED. The back of the phone has a large looking lens with dual-LED flash, no word on the megapixelage yet, but my bet is on 5.0MP. The phone looks very responsive in the video. Click here to have a look at the video.